Thursday, October 23, 2008

Kuvvale Sasam ~ Wintermelon in Mustard Coconut Gravy

Kuvvale means Wintermelon or Ash gourd and Sasam means mustard seeds.  This dish is made by adding boiled Wintermelon in Mustard and coconut gravy. This dish is usually prepared on various auspicious occasions such as Sathyanarayan Pooja, Temple car festival etc. Till date the best of this dish that I have ever tasted is during the Venkatramana temple Car festival. 
This dish is not very spicy and goes well with white rice. It is simple to make too.
Here is whats needed:
11/2-2 cups of cubed Winter melon

To grind into coarse paste:
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1 cup grated Coconut 
3-4 fried red Chilli's
small piece of Tamarind
Salt to taste

For seasoning:
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
6-7 Curry leaves

1) Boil Winter melon in suffecient water until they are done. Do not overcook it.
2) Make a masala with grated Coconut + red Chilli's + Tamarind + Salt + Mustard seeds and little water. Do not grind it to a fine paste.
3) Add the ground masala to Winter melon. Add water if needed to bring it to suffecient consistency. Check for salt. Let it come to a good boil before removing it from flame.
4) Prepare seasoning by heating a little Oil (preferably Coconut oil). Add Mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add Curry leaves and pour the seasoning over the gravy. Serve hot.


Unknown said...

wow.. looks nice... thxs for sharing.,, new to me..wil try it soon...

Sabitha said...

Dear Ujwal,

we also add 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds while grinding masala.

Uj said...

Do try it and let me know

Sabithakka ,
Thanks for pointing out. I mentioned it in the ingredient list but forgot to mention it in the recipe. Thank you

Anonymous said...

Thats a tasty masala gravy,I bet its yummy with hot rice:)
Thank Ujwal for your postive comments on my post about Nabeel's Asthma.

anudivya said...

That is interesting! Pretty healthy too.

Uj said...

Yes it is yummy with hot rice. It was my pleasure to share it with you. Am sure everything will go on well with the little One.

Divya,Thanks for stopping by

Unknown said...

Hi Uj, oh my god, this looks very yummy and I have bookmarked it.The gravy is tempting.